If you have work to do, why not do it from a deckchair on a tropical island? Remote trips and tasks without borders have become just the job.
Meeting deadlines from a CBD office is so 1990s. Today’s creatives craving fresh perspectives pick up their projects and hit the beach in Bali, or wherever their muse might be. Why be chained to a desk when you can graft from a hammock under a palm tree? Goodbye work, hello workation!
It’s the latest business/travel trend; a way to experience a different lifestyle without taking the full plunge. Of course, your job should be portable ‒ needing just a laptop and internet connection. And you should be, at least temporarily, commitment-free. For those who meet the criteria, companies such as Unsettled and Workation will ‒ in return for a fee ‒ provide accommodation anywhere from Argentina to Zanzibar, a shared office space, and a ready-made community for company.
After a Skype interview to make sure you’ll fit in, you sign up for a month, a year, or anything in between; then pitch for work on your first day in a foreign city, secure in the knowledge that later – if you can’t face sliding a solo chop under the grill – you’ll have friends on tap to discuss your next destination over a beer.
Mel Cooke, David Oosthuizen, co-founder of Workation, Annette Muller, tech entrepreneur and founder of Flexy and Jean Dirk (JD) Stuart all feature in the latest issue of Acumen Magazine explaining how they built the lives they love by making it seamless to work on the fly. These innovative South Africans meet their deadlines from all around the world. No more post-holiday, back-to-work blues since you never really left work. It just came with you! #flexyworking, #Unsettled #WAnderlust #flexyforce #workations #digitalnomads #gibsbusinessschool #travelpreneur #digitalnomad #AcumenMagazine #travelcontinuously #workandtravel #digitalnomadlife #digitalnomads #digitalnomadlifestyle #remotelife #locationindependent #travelmore #travelpeneur #passportpassion #travelstoke #travelwrite #remotework #vagabonding #flexy #nomadlife